Monday, November 28, 2011

Lowfat Oatmeal Spice Cookies!

Hi guys! Okay, anything with pumpkin, or spice instantly reminds me of the holidays. I love it. I came across this recipe online and fell in love with it! These little cookies are super delicious, and quite irresistible. No worries, its good that they aren't actually too bad for you! love it when that happens :)
here's the recipe!

1 cup pumpkin (warning: NOT pumpkin pie filling. Actual cup of Pumpkin. I could only find it at thats definitely the place to look!)
- 1 egg & 1 egg white
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 1/2 cup white wheat flour (could use all purpose if preferred)
- 3 cups rolled oats
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
*optional mix-ins* 1 cup pecans, walnuts, raisins, or chocolate chips :)

preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl, mix pumpkin, eggs, vanilla until well combined. In a separate bowl combine flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, *optional mix-ins,* baking soda, and spices. whew! Then, combine wet & dry ingredients until just moistened. The mix is fairly dry, and it works best to finish combining everything by hand to get everything fully mixed. Drop onto baking sheets by spoonfuls about 2-3 inches apart. Bake for 12-15 minutes.
(cookies don't really spread while baking, so they'll come out the same size and shape as were put in)
*add a special glaze of your choice for an even sweeter treat. But if you're aiming for the most health conscious option, I'd do without!*

Hope you fall in love with this recipe like I did, Its definitely one to do often! Look out for more blog posts to come....

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